I think it belongs to the family Pseudopimelodidae but I don't know which of them

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I think it belongs to the family Pseudopimelodidae but I don't know which of them

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I think it belongs to the family Pseudopimelodidae but I don't know which of them
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It's probably Pseudopimelodus bufonius, but a few more pictures would help.

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Jools wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:52 pm It's probably Pseudopimelodus bufonius, but a few more pictures would help.

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Unless the hand in the photo is tiny, these may look too big for bufonius, these look well over 12" for total length.

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Re: I think it belongs to the family Pseudopimelodidae but I don't know which of them

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At a glance it does seem to be a pseudopimelodus species but as Viktor notes it does seem larger then p. bufonis as their adult sizes rarely exceed 23 cm (9") TL. I once had a darker version of p. bufonis that grew to 28 cm (11") TL. Without seeing a horizontal profile to reveal markings and caudal fin shape it's mostly guesswork...
Africa: Claroteidae-parauchenoglanis ngamensis, 2-parauchenoglanis monkei, 3-auchenoglanis biscutatus. Mochokinae-synodontis batensoda, 2-synodontis pardalis. South America: Pimelodids-p. blochii, 2-platysilurus mucosus. Pseudopimelodids-c.fowleri, batrochoglanis sp.? Doradidae-anadoras grypus, 2-rhinodoras dorbigny, Locariidae 3-ancistrus triaradiatus
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